SCW (7.0), AFAA (7.0), NASM (0.7), ACE (0.6), AEA (7.0), ACSM (7.0), NFPT (1.4).
Fuel your fire in this innovative and inspiring full-day leadership and business summit. Join experienced and novice owners, directors, managers and leaders as we establish attainable goals toward career advancement, financial security and self-fulfillment. Expand your skills and mind by exploring social media, facility service and sales, program selection, management solutions, technology options and more. Share, connect and network with fellow female fitness leaders from independent health clubs, boutique studios and local YMCAs and gain invaluable perspectives that will change your life. To apply for a scholarship to this on-of-a-kind event, please visit: www.scwfit.com/scudder
OPENING & GREETING
Join us for the introduction to this impactful day! Get to know fellow participants and learn what this event will be about. Take part in a community & bonding game that will provide insight into Forum attendees and encourage all to share stories making this a personal and meaningful experience!
10:00am – 11:00am:
YOU THOUGHT OPENING A STUDIO WOULD BE EASY?
with Ann Gilbert
Is owning your own business as easy as it looks? Support your vision with a concrete plan. Attack 7 mandatory steps to take as the climb up the mountain begins. Learn how to stay focused in the ultra-competitive business and understand that facing a pitfall can actually launch you to success. Discuss location, demographics, memberships plans, hidden fees and mentoring a staff. Walk away understanding that a client will thrive on an experience but fall for a discount. Let 40 years of fitness ups and down give you clarity as you start your fitness business.
11:10am – 12:10pm:
SURVIVING & THRIVING IN SOCIAL MEDIA
with Jenn Hogg
Navigating Social Media is a necessity in today’s marketplace. Learn strategies for establishing your brand and breaking through this ever-changing landscape. Develop boundaries that maintain personal space without shutting out your audience. Establish a distinct voice that stays true to your value system, supports your business, and the brands you align with
12:10pm – 1:10pm: BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH
1:10pm – 2:10pm:
BUILDING YOUR BRAND
with Leslie Bender
Make your brand unique & distinguish yourself. Learn to truly believe in your brand and capitalize on it. Discover how Leslee took a simple, inflatable ball and created an international sensation, The Bender Ball. Leslee found a need, created programming and came out with one of the most successful informercials of all time.
2:20pm – 3:20pm:
SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR OWNERS & MANAGERS
with Sara Kooperman, JD
If you are a new owner, a veteran manager or an aspiring coordinator, we all need effective methods to manage and motivate others and ourselves. Whether it is coordinating a large company or leading a small group of passionate trainers, strategies for successful goal setting and effective execution are addressed in this creative and entertaining presentation. Great management is not about begging staff to complete a project or providing deadlines in the heat of the moment, it is about getting it done with a professional, success-oriented and dedicated team.
3:20pm – 4:20pm:
Enjoy this panel with these powerful business women. Come with plenty of questions and leave with valuable answers. This interactive session promises to be one of the most rewarding presentations of your day.
4:20pm – 4:30pm: CLOSING
Cost: $99 for MANIA® & Health & Fitness Business Summit Attendees / $149 Non-Attendees / Complimentary for Staff Assistants, Presenters & SponsorsREGISTER HERE
Schedule: Thurs. May 14:
9:30am: OPENING with Sara Kooperman, JD
10:00am-11:00am: YOU THOUGHT OPENING A STUDIO WOULD BE EASY? with Ann Gilbert
11:10am-12:10pm: SURVIVING & THRIVING IN SOCIAL MEDIA with Jenn Hogg
12:10pm-1:10pm: BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH
1:10pm-2:10pm: BUILDING YOUR BRAND with Leslie Bender
2:20pm-3:20pm: SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR OWNERS & MANAGERSwithSara Kooperman, JD
3:20pm-4:20pm: PANEL DISCUSSION
REGISTER HERE FOR THE FORUM
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Thank you so much for the amazing conference yesterday. I really enjoyed my time, made great connections, and learn so much. I look forward to growing in this industry and learning from such an amazing group of women!
Moore’s Mill Club
This is my second year attending this Forum and each time I have left inspired and motivated! Please keep having them! I love the presenters and I love how personable each of them are. I am so glad to receive all of this valuable information. Thanks you so much!!
—Atlanta MANIA® Attendee
The presenters were simply fabulous. The content was applicable, the sessions were all engaging, and the food was delicious! Thank you for this amazing opportunity. What a great day!
—Atlanta MANIA® Attendee